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Education News Archive - August 22, 2008

East Riding schools can today celebrate excellent GCSE results, despite the area being one of the most under-funded in the country for education. Schools and the local education authority have had to be resourceful to ensure students stay at the top of the class when it comes to exams.

By George B. Sanchez After years of fighting the education establishment to expand rights for charter schools, the head of the California Charter Schools Association announced her abrupt departure Wednesday to join an international education company.

A math coach at the Sunnyside School in Garfield has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of a federal investigation into child pornography found on school computers the man was using in his home.

Enterprise College were overjoyed to discover they had results on a par with high-flying Caistor Grammar School. The school has smashed its previous GCSE records with 98 per cent of pupils achieving a minimum of five A* to C grades today.

By Anast Podium IN THE league tables, academic and vocational GCSEs are equivalent. In reality this is simply not the case.

The Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG) announced today that it will establish a scholarship program for students working toward careers in the electric power and wind industries, as well as provide financial assistance to students interested in attending UWIG events.

The Mentoring Committee of the TU College of Law Alumni Board is reestablishing a mentoring program between practicing lawyers and TU law students.

By Sarah Cassidy More secondary schools across England could be under threat after the Government said it would expand its hit list of underperforming schools despite a record year for overall GCSE results yesterday.

By Caroline An PASADENA - The first plans to streamline the 28 schools in the Pasadena Unified School District are outlined in recommendations released this week by the district's facilities committee.

By Anna L. Mallory anna.mallory@roanoke.com 381-8627 D-i-i-ing! "What's making that sound?" kindergartner Trevor Young timidly asked his new teacher Wednesday morning at Auburn Elementary School. "That's the school bell. It means school has started!" his teacher, Anna Young, responded gleefully.

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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